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Apple Maps. :-(

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Jason_Ireland Calculating status...
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Oct 6, 2012 5:55 AM

How can I delete Apple Maps and restore Google Maps on my iPhone?

iPhone 3GS (8GB), iOS 6
  • Meg St._Clair Level 8 Level 8 (37,475 points)
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    Oct 6, 2012 6:18 AM (in response to Jason_Ireland)

    You cannot. However, you can access Google Maps through Safari. You can even put a link to Google Maps on your homescreen by tapping the Share icon in Safari, then selecting "Add to Homescreen".

  • wjosten Level 10 Level 10 (91,430 points)
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    Oct 6, 2012 6:21 AM (in response to Jason_Ireland)

    Apple Maps is getting better every day. I'd suggest you start using it. Amazing to me how fast it's improving. Apple has suggestions for alternative choices in the App store in iTunes, tap "Find Maps for iPhone".

  • matrixxzero Level 1 Level 1 (120 points)
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    Oct 6, 2012 6:24 AM (in response to Jason_Ireland)


    Its pretty cool and you can place a weblink on your phone and even get directions. Just not spoken turn by turn navigation.

  • Unhappyitunescustomer Calculating status...
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    Oct 6, 2012 9:06 AM (in response to Jason_Ireland)

    Google Maps via Safari is "okay," but definitely not as crisp as the app.  For example, street view is choppy, and cannot be used full screen.  It is usable, but not really as good as what we had before.

    Although I am stuck with iPad for now, when it is time to replace it, will I buy another Apple product?


    Absolutely NOT. Because this is really about trust.


    This episode has put me at Apple's mercy. Apple wants tight control of what apps their customers can download; in doing so they have implicitly assumed responsibility to be sensitive to those customers. Yet Apple has been highly irresponsible, precipitous and insensitive in this instance. I cannot trust Apple as a result of this fiasco, and will not permit Apple to disrupt my life again.


    I DO have a choice when it comes to spending my money.


    The only thing that would make me rethink my conclusions would be for Apple to permit its customers to download the Google Maps App.

  • ChrisJ4203 Level 7 Level 7 (26,520 points)
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    Oct 6, 2012 9:11 AM (in response to Unhappyitunescustomer)

    If you have been following the news, then you would understand why the Google Maps is not longer a native app. It is actually all about the customers wanting turn by turn directions which Google Maps has provided to the Android platform but refused to allow in the iOS platform. In an effort to please the customer, Apple fought the issue with Google and lost, so they launched their own app. While it is in its infancy, it must be realized that Google has had close to 7 years to perfect their product. We will see what Apple does if/when Google submits a map app to the App store. Until then, Apple maps is what we have.

  • Lerxt Calculating status...
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    Nov 22, 2012 7:59 PM (in response to ChrisJ4203)

    Where did it say customers wanted turn by turn? Nowhere. People who paid good money for an important function were snowed into downgrading to IOS 6 and got shafted. Apple should be offering a choice of Google or Apple maps at the very least, especially since Tim Cook told us to use something else.

  • ChrisJ4203 Level 7 Level 7 (26,520 points)
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    Nov 22, 2012 8:47 PM (in response to Lerxt)

    You might want to do another search here and read back about the desire for turn by turn. This was a negotiating point for Apple to try and get from Google for the native map app since Google provided it in Android. Google refused and Apple brought out their map. Licensing does not allow Apple to offer both map apps, and Google has provided conflicting information in regards to developing a stand alone app to be offered in the App store.


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